“Akish Gathered in All His Kinsfolk”

Brant Gardner

When the plot is to be confirmed, Akish is brought into Jared’s compound with representatives of “all his kinsfolk.” Of course it would not be correct that all of his kin were there, but certainly enough official representation (probably all male representation) that the clan could be committed to this action. It is am important addition to the story that a kin group be bound into the covenant of action. The political intrigues among the Jaredites were family affairs, with different claimants to the throne gaining precedence at one time or another. If there was to be a move made against the king, then support was require, and it would naturally come from the kin group of the man who stood most to gain.

Multidimensional Commentary on the Book of Mormon